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Botanical name: Pleiospilos nelii
Other names: Cleftstone, Splitrock , Split rock plant, Mimicry plant, Liver plant, Living rock, Living granite
Species: P. nelii - P. nelii is a tender, clump-forming, stemless perennial succulent with up to three pairs of thick, fleshy, unequal, globe-shaped, dotted, grey-green leaves and solitary, pink-flushed, orange flowers in late summer and early autumn.
Pleiospilos nelii is: Evergreen
Flower: Orange, Flushed pink in Spring; Pink, Orange in Summer; Orange, Flushed pink, Pink, Orange in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Dense
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: Generally pest-free
Diseases: Vulnerable to chlorosis resulting from magnesium deficiency.
Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Pleiospilos nelii (Cleftstone) will reach a height of 0.07m and a spread of 0.1m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Conservatory, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Under glass, grow in cactus compost in bright, filtered light. Water sparingly but regularly in growth and feed every 2 to 3 weeks with a low nitrogen fertiliser. Keep dry when dormant. Outdoors, grow in poor, sharply-drained soil in full sun.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)
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